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In the year 1999, almost 97 million
adult People were overweight or obese. And in the year
2000, the most shocking statistical data - 400,000 People
died due to poor diet and physical inactivity...
Date : April 14, 2006
In the year 1999, almost 97
million adult People were overweight or obese. And in the
year 2000, the most shocking statistical data - 400,000 People
died due to poor diet and physical inactivity. This was the
largest increase among all actual causes of death.
According to the online
weight loss information available, being overweight or
obese puts the person at serious risk for developing many
obesity related diseases. Excess weight puts
a strain on the heart and one is likely to develop heart disease
even if they don't have other risk factors Heart attack is
the most visible sign of heart disease which is the leading
cause of death today.
Carrying extra weight puts a strain on our
circulatory system, increasing our risk for stroke. Stroke
can result in limb weakness, paralysis of one side of the
body, difficulty speaking and processing language, and even
Type 2 Diabetes
may be the chronic health condition most closely linked to
being overweight. It is the seventh leading cause of death
and can lead to other serious health problems including heart
disease, blindness and kidney failure
A higher body weight increases the risk of
high blood pressure. If left untreated, hypertension can cause
heart attack, stroke and kidney failure. Other Health Risks
Obesity substantially increases the risk of developing many
other chronic health conditions such as gall bladder disease,
breast cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer sleep apnea,
osteoarthritis and respiratory problems. The higher the body
weight, the higher the risk of premature death from all causes.
One of the most effective therapies to fight
weight loss is Diet Pills.
The effectiveness of diet pills has been intensively studied
by many international organisations and research institutes.
Unfortunately this research has never been published in a
suitable way to help the patient compare the different diet
pills and weight loss products available on the market. There
is however a few diet pills that really stand out.
is a weight loss medication based on Orlistat,
which acts as a lipase inhibitor by letting part of the fat
consumed pass through the intestine without being absorbed.
Xenical has proven to be effective and especially suitable
for patients suffering from diabetes, high blood pressure
or heart disease, as it is not affecting the patients metabolic
If one eats an excessive amount of fat or
calories, the excess is stored as fat by the body, resulting
in weight gain. When one eats fat, your body breaks it down
into its simplest components so that it can be digested.
Unlike other weight-loss
drugs you may have heard about that act in the brain or
central nervous system to suppress appetite or to speed up
metabolism, Xenical works in our digestive system to block
about one-third of the fat in the food you eat from being
Enzymes in your digestive system, called
lipases, help digest (or break down) fat. When taken with
meals, Xenical attaches to the lipases and blocks them from
breaking down some of the fat you have eaten.
The undigested fat cannot be absorbed and
is eliminated in your bowel movements. By working this way,
Xenical helps block about one-third of the fat in the foods
you eat from being absorbed by your body.
is a prescription medication that's used along with a reduced-calorie
diet and exercise to help promote and maintain weight loss
by working on the appetite control centers in the brain.
What's more, Meridia has been extensively
studied for the treatment of obesity. And
among the encouraging data that resulted from that research
was evidence that using Meridia, along with a reduced-calorie
diet and exercise, may help patients lose weight and maintain
weight loss for up to 2 years.
Meridia works by acting on the appetite control
center in the brain. Studies have shown that using Meridia,
along with a reduced-calorie diet and exercise, helped patients
lose weight and maintain weight loss for up to two years.
The active ingredient in Meridia, sibutramine, works in the
area of the brain that signals the sense of fullness (satiety)
Meridia does not suppress appetite, which is your signal to
Meridia blocks the re-uptake of the brain
chemicals (serotonin and norepinephrine) which help regulate
the sense of fullness. 1 Fullness is your signal to stop eating.
Having a sense of fullness, or satiety, means you may feel
satisfied with less food. Sibutramine should be used in conjunction
with a reduced calorie diet. Always consult your physician
before beginning any diet or exercise program.3
Sibutramine, the active ingredient in Meridia,
has been extensively studied throughout the world. It has
been studied in more than 100 clinical trials involving more
than 12,000 patients. Approximately 14 million patients in
more than 75 countries have used sibutramine for the treatment
of obesity since it was approved in 1997.
In studies, sibutramine in combination with
diet and exercise was effective in producing and maintaining
significant weight loss in the majority of obese patients
compared to diet and exercise alone.2
Meridia is recommended for overweight people
with an initial Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or higher or overweight
people with a BMI of 27 or higher if they have medical risk
factors such as high blood
pressure, diabetes, or high cholesterol.
On the other hand there is Didrex which contains
the anorectic agent benzphetamine hydrochloride. Each Didrex
Tablet, for oral administration, contains 50 mg of benzphetamine
Benzphetamine hydrochloride is a sympathomimetic
amine with pharmacologic activity similar to the prototype
drugs of this class used in obesity, the amphetamines. Drugs
of this class used in obesity are commonly known as "anorectics"
or "anorexigenics". It has not been established,
however, that the action of such drugs in treating obesity
is primarily one of appetite suppression. Other central nervous
system actions, or metabolic effects, may be involved.
Adult obese subjects instructed in dietary
management and treated with "anorectic" drugs, lose
more weight on the average than those treated with placebo
and diet, as determined in relatively short-term clinical
are indicated in the management of exogenous obesity as a
short term adjunct (a few weeks) in a regimen of weight reduction
based on caloric restriction. The limited usefulness of agents
of this class should be weighed against possible risks inherent
in their use such as those described below.
tryst with weight loss
Meridia helps in making a
person feel full with a small meal. Unlike other
drugs, meridian does not suppress the appetite...
Obesity with Diet Pills
Nowadays, we see the health
experts are busy advertising long list of do's
and don'ts, have or have not, and in making people
aware of dangerous consequences of obesity...